Going the Distance for Guide Dogs

07 September 2017

Hazchem Network’s IT manager Gary Cane and his partner Annette will be heading north this weekend alongside 60,000 other runners and walkers to take part in the world’s biggest half marathon The Great North Run.

This year Gary and his partner decided on The Guide Dogs for the Blind as their chosen charity to try and raise some much needed funds for as they have seen the great work guide dogs can do with a member of their family having been lucky enough to have recieved two guide dogs.

"We have seen first-hand how guide dogs can enrich someone's life through Justin a member of our family who is blind/partially sighted firstly through Chippy (who sadly passed away last year) and now KOKO (above), both gorgeous black labs. Also one of my early footballing heroes for both QPR & England Dave Thomas is now registered blind/partially sighted through Glaucoma and has spoken of how his life has changed after receiving his guide dog Hannah" You can read about Dave here

It costs Guide Dogs:

  • £42,300 to breed and train a guide dog

  • £12,300 to support the ongoing working partnership until the dog retires.

If you would like to sponsor Gary and help the Guide dogs you can do so here

You can find out more about The Guide Dogs charity here